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Transfer Options from Palma Airport to the City of Palma

Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. The so-called ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’ offers a vibrant lifestyle with many activities to explore by day and by night, whether it is relaxing by the turquoise seas, discovering the city’s beautiful architecture, or trying out plates of wonderful seafood by the fisherman’s barrio. It is no wonder that this sunny town attracts millions of visitors each year.

There are 2 different travel options when getting from Palma de Mallorca airport (PMI) to the city centre of Palma; you can either take a taxi or a bus. Taking a Palma airport taxi is the most convenient option, providing a door-to-door service in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle. The other cheaper option would be to take a bus, however this travel method is longer.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Mallorca at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €28 20min
Bus €25 30min 06:00–01:10

How to get from Palma airport to the city centre by taxi

The most convenient way to get to downtown Palma from the airport is by taking a Palma airport taxi. Not only do they offer fast door-to-door services taking only 20 minutes to the city centre, travelling in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle is a luxury under the hot spanish sun.

Taxi fare from Palma airport (PMI) to the city centre

Taxis from Palma airport don’t offer flat rate fees to downtown Palma, instead, they use a taximeter based on the distance and time travelled. This means that your final price will depend on your exact location within the city centre, however, your overall taxi fare should cost around €25. Please note that extra fees will be added to your fare for late-night trips and additional luggage.

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Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Palma de Mallorca airport

Where do I get it from?`

Palma airport’s official taxi ranks are easy to find as they are located just outside the airport’s exit doors.


Arriving in a new city and having to find your way to your accommodation can always be overwhelming, especially in the spanish heat. Taking an airport taxi is a fast, comfortable and convenient way to travel.

Editor’s Note

Please note that during rush hour there will most likely be a queue at the airport taxi rank. If you wish to avoid this, you can always book a private transfer service in advance.

Useful Tips

It is important to never accept taxi services from random individuals at the airport.
Mallorca taxis can accommodate up to 4 people comfortably and 3 pieces of luggage.
There is an additional €0.60 charge for every additional piece of luggage.

How to get from Palma airport to the city centre by bus

Another way to get to the centre of Palma de Mallorca is by taking the EMT airport bus. This is a much cheaper option if you are travelling alone or in a small group. You will need to take the EMT bus No. 1 to downtown Palma. The EMT bus runs every 15 minutes from the airport and stops right in the heart of the city, at Plaça d’Espanya; where most major bus lines and train terminals are located.

How much is a bus ticket from Palma airport to the city centre?

A regular one-way ticket to the city centre costs €5 and a round trip costs €8; you can purchase your ticket straight from the driver in cash.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

There is a waiting time of around 15 minutes for the bus

Value for Money

The EMT airport bus No. 1 operates from 06:00 to 01:10.

Where do I get it from?

The EMT airport bus stop is located right across the arrivals hall at exit 4.


Taking the airport bus No.1 is a great alternative as tickets are reasonably priced, and buses are reliable. However, buses do tend to get overcrowded and luggage space is limited. Moreover, if you are travelling in a group of 3 or more, it is cheaper to take a taxi as prices are per vehicle and not per person.

Editor’s Note

If you are planning to travel further, taking the bus is a great option as it drops you off at Plaça d’Espanya, where you have access to most major bus lines and trains travelling around Mallorca.

Useful Tips

Please note that children under the age of 5 travel for free.
If you are worried about not knowing where to descend, it is good to know that all buses have a screen which displays the different stops.
The EMT airport bus No.1's terminus is the port of Palma.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Mallorca. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Palma airport (PMI) to the city centre?

The average taxi fare from Palma airport to downtown Palma costs €25. The trip takes around 20 minutes, in normal traffic conditions.

How much is a bus ticket from Palma airport to the city centre?

A regular one-way bus ticket on the EMT airport bus No.1 costs €5 and €8 for a round trip. You can purchase your ticket directly from the bus driver, in cash.

How far is Palma airport from the city centre?

Downtown Palma is located 9 km away from Palma airport and you can either get from the airport to the city by taxi or by bus.

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